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Why Everything Really Is Bigger in the Lone Star State

October 17, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

Things really are bigger in the Lone Star State — skies, geography, the economy — and the Dallas-Fort Worth metro is no exception.

The metro area's population, now more than 7.5 million, grew by nearly 132,000 people in 2018, marking it as having the largest numeric growth in the nation. Over the past eight years, DFW has added more than 1 million people.

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Texas Takes Third-Place Rank as Best State to Make a Living

October 10, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

All states are not created equal, especially when it comes to your career.

Consider the differences across the nation: thriving economy vs. high unemployment, affordable housing vs. sky-high cost of living, and how about wages and tax rates?

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Exploring DFW’s Entrepreneurial Engine

August 01, 2019 by Midlothian Economic Development

“North Texas, for 1,000 reasons, is easily one of the best places for entrepreneurs to get started,” billionaire sports owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban said during his keynote speech at the North Texas Commission’s 44th Annual Members Luncheon.

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Aerospace Industry Gains Altitude in North Texas

Texas has long been a key player in the aerospace, aviation, and defense industry, and the state is solidifying its success as time goes on.

In fact, the Lone Star State claimed the No. 2 spot on PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) 2018 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings — a significant jump from last year’s No. 8 spot.

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5 Reasons Why Texas Is the Best State for Manufacturing

While the manufacturing industry has changed significantly, the power propelling it forward has not. Texas manufacturing has evolved into a variety of dynamic industries including aerospace, aviation, automotive, information technology, biotech, and more.

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Texas Ranks Best State for Business 14th Year in a Row

November 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

What do Toyota North America, Samsung, Kubota, pharmaceutical distributor McKesson, and NTT Data International all have in common? They are just a portion of the many corporate giants that expanded operations in North Texas in recent years — in a big way.

With the second biggest economy and eighth best economy in the U.S., it’s no surprise that businesses are aggressively planting new roots and expanding existing ones within the borders of Texas.

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Dynamic By Design: How North Texas Talent Fuels Precision Industries

February 22, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

There are no shortcuts when it comes to manufacturing a skilled workforce for the high-tech automotive, aerospace, and aviation industries.

The answer, instead, calls for focused vision and the strategic development of quality education and specialized training supported by state and local funding initiatives.

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Consider State Resource Limitations When Evaluating a Site

February 14, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When a business seeks to move or expand, they often focus on access to workforce, quality of life, and space concerns when they consider a new location.

While these are all valid reasons for selecting a site, other considerations may be overlooked. Perhaps the most commonly overlooked factor is access to and quantity of resources.

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Understanding Texas’ Alternative Energy Resources

February 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

From the outside, Texas hardly seems like the sort of state that would have an abundance of alternative energy resources and infrastructure.

However, despite its reputation as an oil-loving producer, alternative energy makes up an estimated 20 percent of Texas’ generated energy, and has the highest installed wind capacity and 2nd highest solar market. That number is only expected to grow.

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